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NBA players step into political fray backed by union and league

Published February 17, 2017

A story on NPR’s Marketplace about the 66th NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans, which originally was scheduled to be played in Charlotte, North Carolina, but moved to protest the Republican-controlled legislature’s so-called “bathroom bill” that requires transgender people to use facilities corresponding to the sex listed on their birth certificates, interviews Nellie Drew, adjunct instructor of sports law in the UB School of Law. “Sort of the nature of the game,” she said. “We’re used to seeing these players and their emotion on the court.”

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https://www.marketplace.org/2017/02/17/life/nba-players-entry-political-fray-speaks-strong-union-and-league-backing

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